Turkey Denies US Claims About Allowing Use Of Military Base To Fight ISIS, Bombs Kurdish Fighters

By: Tuesday October 14, 2014 5:37 am

Mideast violence spreads as Turkey bombs Kurdish militants http://t.co/i72P7o3WDk — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) October 14, 2014 It seems the Obama Administration jumped the gun on announcing that the US would be allowed to use its military base in Turkey to attack ISIS forces in Iraq and Syria as the Turkish government is now flatly [...]

Unrest Spreads In Turkey As ISIS-Friendly Government Clashes With Kurds

By: Friday October 10, 2014 5:54 am

Civil unrest has been steadily increasing in Turkey as ISIS fights to fully takeover the Kurdish dominated city of Kobani that sits on the Syrian-Turkish border. This week has seen riots throughout Turkey in cities where Kurds are present with Turkish authorities yelling pro-ISIS slogans and hitting protesters with water cannons and tear gas. The [...]

Kurds Riot In Turkey As ISIS Prepares To Take Kobani

By: Tuesday October 7, 2014 5:52 am

Ataturk up in flames in the Kurdish city of Van. A reaction to Turkey's alliance with ISIS & indifference over Kobane pic.twitter.com/x1RxRdPu1Q — Azad Kurdistan (@mrgoldfink) October 7, 2014 Vice President Biden’s apologies notwithstanding, the Turkish government is facing civil unrest from its Kurdish population for its perceived alliance with ISIS as the militant group [...]

Vice President Biden Apologizes For Saying True Things About Who Funds Terrorism

By: Monday October 6, 2014 10:35 am

As hard as it is to believe, the politics of the war in Syria has gotten even more dysfunctional. Vice President Joe Biden has now apologized both to the leader of Turkey and United Arab Emirates after correctly stating – publicly – that the two nations bare considerable responsibility for the jihadists operating in Syria. It has been an open secret since the civil war began in Syria that Turkey and the Sunni gulf states were a significant source of money, arms, and recruits flowing to insurgents that were fighting the Iran-aligned Assad government.

Kurds In Syria Say US Airstrikes Not Working As ISIS Advances

By: Monday October 6, 2014 5:32 am

Two weeks after the US expanded its military campaign from Iraq into Syria the city of Kobani is set to fall to ISIS fighters. The Syrian Kurds fighting to stop ISIS’ advance have claimed that US airstrikes are not effective as ISIS simply changed tactics without missing a beat. Kobani sits on the border between [...]

NSA Provided Turkey With Intelligence To Kill Kurdish Rebels

By: Monday September 1, 2014 5:40 am

Though today Kurdish rebels are serving on the front lines of the US backed counter-offensive against ISIS, leaked intelligence information reveals a more complicated relationship between the Kurds and the US government. Though the US appears to value its relationship with the Kurds it also wants strong ties with Turkey to the point of betrayal. [...]

Kurds Flood Into Iraq From Turkey And Syria To Protect Kurdistan From ISIS Forces

By: Wednesday August 6, 2014 11:01 am

With the government in Baghdad losing more and more control of the country the Kurds in northern Iraq are relying on ethnic solidarity to maintain their control as ISIS continues to expand its power. On Tuesday Kurdish forces fought to retake territory they had lost to ISIS over the weekend as Kurds from neighboring Turkey [...]

Kurds Of Iraq Ready For ‘Self-Determination’

By: Tuesday June 24, 2014 5:59 am

One of the unintended beneficiaries of the current crisis in Iraq has been the Kurds of Northern Iraq. With the Shiite dominated government focused on Sunni fighters, the Kurds have already been able to retake historic and oil rich territory such as Kirkuk. And now Iraqi Kurdish President Massoud Barzani has said “The time is [...]

Jamie Kirchick’s Strange Stories On Serbia

By: Tuesday April 22, 2014 11:42 am

According to documents registered under the Foreign Agent Registration Act, the firm 30 Point Strategies employed Noam Neusner to lobby journalists and others on behalf of the governments of Serbia and Turkey in 2011. One of the journalists Neusner contacted multiple times, according to the records, was Jamie Kirchick then at US State Department backed [...]

Snowden Reveals America and Britain Spied On G20 Members

By: Monday June 17, 2013 5:36 am

Something tells me the State Department staff are not Edward Snowden fans. The first set of Guardian leaks came right before the Sino-American summit on cybersecurity where the United States was preparing to take a firm line with China regarding alleged cyber-attacks. Now the Guardian is reporting that documents disclosed by Snowden reveal that British [...]

U.S. Embassy in Turkey Bombed

By: Friday February 1, 2013 10:02 am

A suicide bomber in Turkey attacked the American embassy in Ankara, Turkey. The attack killed both the bomber and a Turkish security guard. Other injuries were reported. While no one has claimed responsibility the Turkish government believes the attack was likely the work of a domestic militant group. [Turkish Interior Minister] Guler said “preliminary information” [...]

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